Over one thousand displaced Yezidis return to Shigur (Shengal / Sinjar), Iraq, according to minister

SHIGUR, Iraq — Iraq’s Minister of Immigration and Displacement, Ivan Jabru, reported the successful return of over a thousand displaced Yezidis to their ancestral homes in Shigur (Shengal / Sinjar) District. This development underscores the ongoing efforts to restore normalcy and rebuild communities in the region following years of turmoil.

Minister Jabru announced that 1,150 displaced Yezidis, who had been residing in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), have made a voluntary return to their homes in Shigur District and other villages in Nineveh Governorate.

The repatriation is a significant step in the path towards rehabilitation and reconciliation.

A statement from the Ministry of Immigration and Displacement confirmed that coordinated efforts were undertaken with the security forces, local governments in both governorates, and the Joint Operations Command to ensure the safe return of the displaced Yezidis.

Minister Jabru has also expressed his optimism about the impending return of additional groups of displaced individuals from Duhok camps in the near future, further reinforcing the efforts to rebuild and reunify communities in Shigur.